December 2020

6L6

ARTICLES

Black Volt Amplification Hawk Demo - PG Gear Spotlight

September 15, 2020
Handmade in Los Angeles, the Black Volt Hawk features reclaimed wood and grille cloths and aims to meld Fender and Marshall tones in a low-wattage design that can accommodate any octal power tube without re-biasing.
Read More
1964 Fender Pro Amp

Iso Lab: 1964 Fender Pro Amp

June 1, 2020
PG's John Bohlinger shows off his 1x15 blackface combo with a '61 355, bender Tele, and a '55 Strat.
Read More
1966 Fender Twin Reverb Demo John Bohlinger

Iso Lab: 1966 Fender Twin Reverb

May 25, 2020
PG's Music City demo maestro uses a bender Tele, a vintage Strat, and an old cherry 355 to get clean, loud, and bubbly with his blackface tonal bedrock.
Read More
1964 Vibroverb

Iso lab: 1964 Fender Vibroverb

May 11, 2020
Channeling his inner SRV, John Bohlinger enlists a trio of axes to dance with the blackface combo popularized by Texas Flood.
Read More
1964 Concert Pro

Iso Lab: 1964 Fender Concert Amp

May 4, 2020
PG's Last Call columnist and demo dude stays homes to fire up his blackface 4x10 and works out the classic AB763 circuit with a '60s 355, bari Tele, and a vintage Strat.
Read More
1983 Fender Concert homepage

A High Five for an Underappreciated Fender

March 20, 2020
Handwired by amp guru Paul Rivera, this ’80s Concert rules for everything from blues to rock, and Americana.
Read More
Oct19_SilverandBlack

Silver and Black: Simple Tube Tricks for Beginners

September 2, 2019
Need more headroom or gain? Spin the bottles.
Read More
Aug-LNU-MesaFillmore100-FEAT

Mesa/Boogie Adds the Fillmore 100

June 7, 2019
The big brother aims to offer a higher-powered Fillmore with increased dimensional width, greater headroom and other sound benefits typically associated with their higher wattage designs.
Read More
supro

NAMM '19 - Supro Blues King 12, Silverwood, Analog Delay Demos with Richard Fortus

January 26, 2019
The revived brand of yore demos a 6L6-powered, tweed-toned 15-watter, and their most affordable solidbody ever.
Read More
Jan19-Tone King-FEAT

Tone King Sky King Review

December 4, 2018
A shape-shifting evolution of Mark Bartel’s original design dishes scads of tone and performance possibilities.
Read More
Jan19-Carr-FEAT

Carr Telstar Review

November 27, 2018
A thrilling Fender/Vox hybrid.
Read More
Jan19-Dimed-FEAT

Dimed & Dangerous: So Many Tubes, So Little Time

November 23, 2018
Thinking about a tube swap? Here are four factors to consider.
Read More
TK-FL-FEAT

First Look: Tone King Sky King

October 22, 2018
John Bohlinger challenges this 6L6-powered combo with P-90s, single-coils, and humbuckers to see what luscious tones are lurking in this beaut.
Read More
Nov18-MesaBoogie-FEAT

Mesa/Boogie Fillmore 50 Review

October 22, 2018
Tweed Fender-style tones form the foundation of a flexible clean-to-mean Boogie beast.
Read More
Mesa-FEAT

First Look: Mesa/Boogie Fillmore 50

August 23, 2018
John Bohlinger straps on guitars new and old to test out the new 1x12 combo built with 6L6s and a lush, tube-driven reverb.
Read More
devilcat

SNAMM '18 - Devilcat Amps | CMG Guitars Gussie 317 & Missy Demos | Mark & Ashlee Demos

July 12, 2018
Amp and guitar builder Chris Mitchell uses his T-style and LP-style axes to rock through two growling heads loaded with spring reverb and 6L6s.
Read More
revv

SNAMM '18 - Revv Amplification Generator 100P and G3 Demos

July 8, 2018
The Canadian amp outfit demos both its latest multi-channel, MIDI-controllable head, and its three-mode dirt pedal.
Read More
Aug18-PRS-FEAT

PRS Mark Tremonti MT15 Review

July 2, 2018
The Alter Bridge guitarist's signature amp dishes serious punch and high headroom with just 15 watts.
Read More
Jul18-Two-Rock-FEAT

Two-Rock Bloomfield Drive Review

June 1, 2018
An impressive modern take on a Dumble.
Read More
PRS MT 15 -FEAT

First Look: PRS Mark Tremonti MT 15

April 30, 2018
PG's Review Demo master grabs his PRS hollowbody and solidbody, a '50s Les Paul goldtop, and a '55 Fender Strat to tango with the Alter Bridge guitar star's signature amp.
Read More